Transatlantic trade and investment partnership problems trade policy sets the direction for trade in and out of the EU. The Directorate-General for Trade in the European Commission helps to develop and implement EU trade policy. Along with the EU’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, we aim to shape a trade environment that is good for people and for business.
No event listed for the moment. The European Commission uses impact assessments widely to provide evidence and information when making decisions on trade policy. This is part of the European Commission’s Better Regulation Agenda, which aims to boost transparency in EU policy-making. Is a trade negotiation the best way to improve our trade relations with the specific partner?
Which issues should be covered in the negotiation? An impact assessment also includes an on-line public consultation of interested parties. When completed, the impact assessment identifies the best course of action to take and accompanies the proposal when it is submitted to the EU member states. How are the assessments carried out? The better regulation agenda is about designing and evaluating EU policies and laws transparently.